Example sentences for: dire

How can you use “dire” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The militancy of the Sikhs came about only as Nanak’s successors got embroiled in politics — with dire results for the Sikhs — when their leaders challenged the Mughals.

  • If the order was disturbed, dire consequences inevitably resulted.

  • They did know that the explosion had been large enough to send down a fireball that blew out elevators and windows in the lobby and that conditions were so dire that some civilians on upper floors were jumping or falling from the building.

  • Harford is allowed to leave, though he is given a stern warning: "If you make any further inquiries, there will be the most dire consequences for you and your family."

  • Candidates apparently also feel that party officials have discouraged donations by making dire predictions of a loss of as many as 25 Democratic House seats.

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